Known Name Brands: Drolban, Masterid,
Masteron, Mastisol, Metormon, Permastril
Masteron, or drostanolone propionate, is a popular steroid among
competitive bodybuilders. It is commonly used in contest preparation
for many reasons. To begin with, drostanolone propionate is a
derivative of DHT(dihydrotestosterone), and therefore, it will
not aromatize into estrogen. Competing bodybuilders find this
extremely beneficial because aromatization typically causes excess
water retention which may give the muscles a smooth appearance.
Another advantage of Masteron is its strong androgenic component.
The androgenic effect of this steroid can cause a noticeable improvement
in muscle density and hardness which can help the bodybuilder
obtain the "ripped" look if his bodyfat percentage is
low enough. The androgenic effect is also crucial because it helps
to provide sufficent "kick" or "drive" for
intense training when an athlete has lowered his caloric intake
for contest preparation. Masteron can also be used successfully
by bodybuilders preparing for a drug-tested show. The substance
drostanolone propionate is fast acting and quickly broken down.
The athlete can therefore use Masteron up to about ten days before
a drug test. The average dosage of Masteron is 100 mg injected
every other day. It is best to inject Masteron every 2-3 days
because it has a short duration of effect. Popular steroids stacked
with Masteron include Parabolan(trenbolone hexahydrobencylcarbonate),
Winstrol(stanozolol), and oxandrolone. Athletes rarely experience
any side effects with this steroid. Masteron is not hepatoxic,
and gynecomastia should not be a concern since it does not convert
into estrogen. Some possible side effects include acne, accelerated
hair loss, and increased aggression. The main disadvantage of
Masteron is its very poor availability on the black market and
its high price. Masteron from Belgium comes in a box of two ampoules.
Each 2 ml amp will contain 100 mg of drostanolone propionate.
One of these boxes containing two amps can cost well over $50
on the black market.